NXT ON USA: May 20 results (Wrestleview)

Posted on 5/21/120 by Bob Magee

WWE NXT Results
May 20, 2020
Winter Park, Florida (Full Sail University)
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

In memory of Shad Gaspard: 1981-2020.

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett vs. Liam Gray

Kross immediately grabs the enhancement talent and slams him
with an exploder. Kross follows up with a northern lights
suplex and a Doomsday Saito. Kross applies the Kross Jacket
for the submission.

Winner by Submission: Karrion Kross

Tommaso Ciampa comes out and officially introduces himself
to Kross and Scarlett. That ring Kross is standing in is his
home, but Kross already knew that. That’s why he attacked
the main attraction to make a point. Part of him kind of
respects Kross. The aura surrounding Kross is special. Kross
is in a locker room full of the best professional wrestlers
in the world and he stands out. His entrance is killer.
Ciampa gets on the apron, and Scarlett holds the ropes open
for him. Ciampa says he is also special. That’s why he’s out
here to look Kross in the eyes. On June 7 at TakeOver, it’ll
be Ciampa versus Kross. That’s special. Ciampa says,
“Welcome to the main event.” They stare at each other before
Ciampa backs up and leaves.

Rhea Ripley will battle Io Shirai later tonight.

Video Package: Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship

-Commercial Break-

Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Match
El Hijo del Fantasma (1-1) vs. Akira Tozawa (2-0)

They circle the ring and lock up. Fantasma quickly rolls him
up for a two count. Tozawa quickly jumps on him, but
Fantasma fights up. They circle the ring again and lock
hands. Fantasma takes him down, but Tozawa bridges up with
him on top. Fantasma takes him down with a heel trip, and
Tozawa fights up before bending him back. Tozawa takes him
down for a two count. Fantasma hits a suplex, but Tozawa
quickly gets out of the pin. Fantasma sweeps the feet, but
Tozawa gets up and sweeps him as well. Fantasma holds the
ropes to avoid a dropkick. Fantasma takes him down, but
Tozawa chops him back. They trade vicious chops before
Tozawa fakes one. Tozawa punches him in the face and hits a
hurricanrana. Tozawa teases a plancha, but Fantasma moves.
Tozawa then hits a beautiful diving hurricanrana off the
apron! Tozawa then hits a summersault senton off the apron!

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Fantasma fight out of a
submission and sweep Tozawa’s feet. Fantasma pulls him out
onto the apron and hits a diving frog splash!

Fantasma hits a slingshot senton for a near fall. Tozawa
goes for a kick, but Fantasma blocks it. Tozawa then spikes
him with a German Suplex. Tozawa goes to the top rope, but
Fantasma crotches him. Fantasma goes for a superplex, but
Tozawa fights him off. Fantasma elbows him in the head to
knock him to the apron. Tozawa quickly gets up, and Fantasma
lifts him up before dropping him ribs-first on the metal
turnbuckle! Fantasma picks up a near fall.

Fantasma sends him into the ropes for a back suplex, but
Tozawa counters into a wheelbarrow bulldog. Tozawa goes to
the top and connects with his diving senton, but Fantasma
rolls out of the ring. Tozawa gets him in the ring and
covers for a near fall. Fantasma fights back and knocks him
out of the ring before hitting a suicide dive. Fantasma hits
a running back elbow lifting him up. Tozawa elbows out and
applies the octopus stretch. Fantasma fights it and hits the
Phantom Driver for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: El Hijo del Fantasma (2-1)

Even though Fantasma and Tozawa have the same record,
Fantasma defeating Tozawa sends him to the finals of the
Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament.

Video Package: Imperium defeats Matt Riddle and Timothy
Thatcher for the NXT Tag Team Championship. Riddle and
Thatcher broke up and had a match in the main event. Riddle
defeated Thatcher, but Thatcher attacked him after the

Timothy Thatcher challenges Matt Riddle to a match where you
can only win by knockout or tap out. Riddle can name the
place it happens. He’s ready.

Mia Yim battles Santana Garrett, next.

-Commercial Break-

Video Package: Shotzi Blackheart is just like a tank because
tanks don’t give a shit. She’s coming for Dakota Kai and
Raquel Gonzalez. They can’t handle her. Blackheart runs over
some cars with the tank and compares it to the women of NXT.

Mia Yim vs. Santana Garrett

They circle the ring, and Garrett applies a waistlock. Yim
whips her to the corner, but Garrett slingshots over her.
They trade arm drags and go for dropkciks. Garrett kicks her
and sends her to the corner. Garrett hits a handspring back
elbow before hitting a suplex for a two count. Yim quickly
floors her with a vicious dragon suplex before kicking her
in the face a few times. Yim follows up with Protect Ya Neck
for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Mia Yim

Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae come out to the stage. They
sarcastically congratulate her on her win, but she dropped
the ball against the NXT Women’s Champion because she was
too busy catering to the people. LeRae would have thrived in
that spot. Too bad Yim took it away from her. Gargano wants
to show what happens in their NXT when someone gets
something they don’t deserve.

Yim knocks Gargano off the apron, but LeRae attacks her from
behind. Gargano pulls the ropes down to get Yim out of the
ring. Keith Lee comes down, and Gargano quickly runs into
the ring. Lee and Yim get in the ring, but Gargano and LeRae
run away.

Footage is shown of Damian Priest helping Cameron Grimes
defeat Finn Bálor.

Cameron Grimes says one of the greatest NXT Champions and
first-ever Universal Champion was beaten by him. Grimes used
to look up to Bálor, but after he caved him in Bálor was
looking up to him. People might say it was an upset or a
crime, but it’s Grimes Time.

Damien Priest will be out later tonight.

-Commercial Break-

Drake Maverick says he has to face the best wrestler in the
world in Kushida. He can beat him by pin or submission.
Maverick is not Bret “Hitman” Hart. Maverick is tired of pep
talks and TED Talks. He only has to do one thing tonight:

Roderick Strong vs. Dexter Lumis

The bell rings, and Strong cautiously approaches him. Strong
wrenches the arm, but Lumis turns it on him. Strong goes for
a side headlock, but Lumis gets out and backs him into the
ropes. Lumis scares him out of the ring, and Strong is
upset. Strong gets in the ring and goes for an ankle pick,
but Lumis fights it. Strong applies a waistlock, but Lumis
hits a headlock takeover. Strong quickly gets out of the
ring again and yells in frustration. Lumis attacks him
getting in the ring and drops a leg. Lumis hits a running
uppercut in the corner. Strong knees him back and punches
him. Lumis reverses a whip to the corner, but he runs into a
boot. Strong knocks him back, but Lumis comes back with a
running bulldog. Strong gets out of the ring to recover, but
Lumis follows him out. Strong soon attacks him and hits a
backbreaker on the edge of the ring apron.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Strong attacking Lumis in
the corner. Strong hits a running forearm to the face before
hitting another backbreaker for a two count. Strong
stretches him out and rips at the face. Strong lets go and
kicks him in the face. Strong connects with an Olympic Slam
and picks away at him.

Strong hits the ropes, but Lumis hits a Lou Thesz Press and
punches him. Lumis uppercuts him a few times before hitting
a big back body drop. Lumis hits a slingshot suplex for a
near fall. Strong rocks him with a back elbow and boots him
back a few times. Strong chops him, but Lumis appears to be
enjoying it. Strong strikes away at him and charges, but
Lumis hits a big spinebuster. Strong quickly takes him down
and twists him around for a pin!

Winner by Pinfall: Roderick Strong

Lumis slides out of the ring and traps Strong in the Kata
Gatame! The UE run down to break it up, but Lumis won’t
release the hold. Velveteen Dream runs down and attacks
Bobby Fish before knocking Adam Cole over the barricade.
Dream goes to the top rope and dives off to the concrete
with a Purple Rainmaker on Cole! Dream struggles to get to
ringside and poses.

-Commercial Break-

El Hijo del Fantasma prevents Akira Tozawa from being taken
by the masked wrestlers in the van.

Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. Ever-Rise

Burch and Lorcan absolutely dominate Ever-Rise, getting the
better of them every which way. They apply a single leg crab
and crossface to each. They tap out.

Winners by Submission: Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch

Footage is shown from earlier in the night of Mia Yim and
Keith Lee chasing Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae away.

NXT North American Champion Keith Lee is backstage. Lee has
a problem with the new Gargano Way. It’ll reach it’s limit
at TakeOver. Go tell the world.

Coming up next, Drake Maverick faces Kushida.

-Commercial Break-

Io Shirai is getting ready backstage.

Matt Riddle talks about beating Timothy Thatcher and being
attacked after. Thatcher isn’t a stallion. He’s a putz.
Riddle is down for Thatcher’s challenge and says it’ll take
place in a cage!

Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Match
Kushida (2-0) vs. Drake Maverick (1-1)

If Maverick wins this match, it’ll be a three-way tie in the
Group A standings. El Hijo del Fantasma is already in the
finals having won the Group B standings.

They lock up, and Kushida backs him into the ropes before
giving a clean break. Kushida applies a side headlock before
Maverick backs him into the ropes. Kushida goes back to the
side headlock and cinches it in. Maverick gets out and rolls
him up for a two count. Kushida hits a low dropkick and
punches away at him. Maverick punches back and sends him
into the ropes, but Kushida hits a handspring back elbow.
Kushida takes him down and sets up for a Hoverboard Lock,
but transitions into an arm breaker. Maverick screams in

Jake Atlas comes to ringside to watch this match. Kushida
dropkicks Maverick into the corner and takes him down.
Kushida slams the arm and hits a cartwheel dropkick.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Maverick slingshot over
Kushida and hit a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle.
Maverick hits a missile dropkick and follows up with a
sunset flip powerbomb for a near fall. Kushida quickly kicks
him in the arm and punches him in the face. Kushida punches
him again before forearming him in the corner. Kushida
wrenches the arm and stomps it before throwing him out of
the ring.

Kushida takes Maverick down and puts him in the ring before
viciously attacking the arm. Kushida applies a hammerlock,
and Maverick screams in pain before getting to the ropes.
Maverick refuses to let the referee stop the match. Kushida
takes him down before hooking the arm. Maverick screams in
pain, realizing his career would be over with a submission.
Kushida applies a hammerlock, and Maverick screams for the
referee to not stop the match. Maverick is able to get a
foot on the bottom rope. Kushida hits a running palm strike
and goes to the second rope. Maverick uppercuts him and
climbs the ropes, but Kushida wrenches the arm. Maverick
gets out and tries for a move, but Kushida counters into a
cross arm breaker attempt! Maverick rolls him over and pins

Winner by Pinfall: Drake Maverick (2-1)

Drake Maverick celebrates big time in the ring! It’s a
three-way tie in Group A. Kushida, Jake Atlas, and Drake
Maverick are all tied up.

Byron Saxton says he has news everyone wants to hear. Saxton
just heard from NXT General Manager William Regal. The three
of them are tied in records. Next week, they’ll face each
other in a triple threat match. The winner of that match
will advance to the finals of the NXT Cruiserweight
Championship Tournament.

Rhea Ripley takes on Io Shirai in the main event. We’ll hear
from Damian Priest, next.

-Commercial Break-

Kushida, Drake Maverick, and Jake Atlas will battle next
week with the winner going to the finals of the NXT
Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. We’ll also see Matt
Riddle battle Timothy Thatcher in a Cage Fight.

Damian Priest says he desires to be a champion, but that
will come. Finn Bálor put this place on the map. For that
reason, he’s coming for him. He won’t just do it on any old
stage. He’ll do it at a place Bálor made a name for himself:
TakeOver. At TakeOver, the name Finn Bálor will turn to ash
while Damian Priest will live forever.

Tommaso Ciampa will battle Karrion Kross at NXT TakeOver: In
Your House.

Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley

Shirai dropkicks Ripley at the sound of the bell. Ripley
quickly sends her into the ropes, but she lowers her head
and eats a kick. Shirai charges, but Ripley lifts her.
Shirai scratches the back to get out. Ripley hits a pair of
short-arm clotheslines followed by a big dropkick to the
apron. Ripley attack Shirai and slams her down on her face
twice. Shirai gets out of a third one and rolls her before
hitting a double stomp for a two count.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Ripley avoid a
handspring. They hit the ropes, and Ripley counters a
hurricanrana. Shirai counters the counter into a sunset flip
for a two count. Shirai then goes to a crossface. Ripley
powers up and slams her into the corner. Shirai kicks her
back and goes to the top rope. Ripley punches her in the
face and head-butts her. Ripley clubs the back and tries for
a superplex, but Shirai fights it. Ripley head-butts away at
her and hits a vicious superplex for a near fall.

Ripley pulls at the hair, and Shirai punches her in the face
a few times. Ripley punches back at her and stands over her.
Shirai flips through a back suplex and goes back to the
crossface. Ripley gets to the ropes to break it. Shirai hits
a tiger feint kick and hits a springboard dropkick out of
the ring. Shirai then hits a suicide dive.

Charlotte Flair’s music hits, and the NXT Women’s Champion
comes out to ringside to watch. Ripley gets Shirai in the
ring, but Shirai hits a head-scissor takeover to send Ripley
into Flair. Shirai gets Ripley in the ring and hits a
running double knee in the corner for a near fall. Shirai
clubs away at her before hitting a big spike DDT for a near
fall. Flair then runs in the ring and big boots Shirai!

Winner by Disqualification: Io Shirai

Flair sizes Ripley up and spears her down into the mat.
Flair holds the NXT Women’s Championship up in the air as
her music plays.

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